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CBRE Accounting Associate in Topeka, Kansas

Accounting Associate

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Service line

GWS Segment

Role type


Areas of Interest

Accounting/Finance, Data & Analytics


Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America

About the role

As a CBRE Accounting Associate, you will be responsible for routine accounting activities. This includes the maintenance of the general ledger, managerial reports, and financial statements and ensuring that financial data is accurate and organized. This job is part of the General Accounting job function. They are responsible for the development and day-to?day maintenance of accounting processes and procedures.

What you’ll do

  • Maintain, record, and reconcile daily cash receipts and verify that accounting records are correct and categorized.

  • Complete billing uploads and receivable research.

  • Record and organize incoming cash transactions, making sure it aligns with financial records.

  • Help with billing, investigating and resolving payment issues, and creating reports for income and balance sheet statements.

  • Populate financial schedules, reports, and records for supervisor or manager review.

  • Apply or submit cash applications to the vouchers and invoices. Work with the Accounts Receivable and Payable departments to research and resolve issues.

  • Enter information into various databases on a timely basis. This includes updating client information, changing billing rules, and processing new business.

  • Update cash receipt information in the sub-ledger and assist in month-end procedures.

  • Gather and analyze data to identify and tackle complex problems that arise with little or no precedent. May recommend new techniques.

  • Impact own team and other teams whose work activities are closely related.

  • Suggest improvements to existing processes and solutions to improve the efficiency of the team.

What you’ll need

To perform this job proficiently, you are able to perform each crucial duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High School Diploma or GED with 3-4 years of job-related experience. Knowledge of intermediate accounting fundamentals.

A comprehensive understanding of a range of processes, procedures, systems, and concepts within own job function is required.

Ability to evaluate and communicates unusual and/or complex content in a concise and logical way.

In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Examples include Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

Advanced interpersonal skills with an inquisitive mindset.

Intermediate math skills. Ability to calculate advanced figures such as percentages, discounts, and markups.


  • At CBRE, we admire creativity, innovation, and partnership, and we offer endless opportunities for growth. We are a direct hire company that provides everything from competitive pay, Health, Dental, Vision, Pet Insurance, and 401k Match programs.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate’s education, training, and experience. The maximum salary for the Accounting Associate position is $57,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE’s applicable benefit program. The application window is anticipated to close on “February 9, 2024” and may be extended as needed. Or to express interest in similar roles, visit CBRE.com/careers.

CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at recruitingaccommodations@cbre.com or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.


CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.

Find out more (https://www.cbre.com/real-estate-services/directory/global-workplace-solutions)

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)